Sights & Attractions in San José

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Worth Noting

Sights Overview
Name Category Location
 
Catedral Metropolitana
Built in 1871 and completely refurbished in the...
Religious Sites Downtown
 
Centro Nacional de la Cultura
Rather than tear it down, the Ministry of Culture...
Arts / Performance Venues, Industrial Sites Downtown
 
Correos de Costa Rica
The handsome, carved exterior of the post office,...
Government Buildings Downtown
 
Mercado Central
This block-long melting pot is a warren of dark,...
Markets / Bazaars Downtown
 
Museo de Arte y Diseño Contemporáneo
This wonderfully minimalist space is perfect as...
Museums / Galleries Downtown
 
Museo Nacional
In the mango-color Bellavista Fortress, which...
Museums / Galleries, Military Sites Downtown
 
Parque Central
At the city's nucleus, the tree-shaded Central...
Squares Downtown
 
Parque España
This shady little park is a favorite spot. A...
Parks Downtown
 
Parque Morazán
Anchored by the 1920 Templo de Música (Temple of...
Parks Downtown
 
Parque Nacional
A bronze monument commemorating Central America's...
Parks, Memorials / Monuments Downtown
 
Plaza de la Cultura
The crowds of people, vendors, and street...
Squares Downtown
 
Plaza de la Democracia
President Oscar Arias built this terraced space...
Squares Downtown
 
Plaza del Banco Central
A widening of Avenida Central, this plaza is...
Squares Downtown
 
Teatro Popular Melico Salazar
Across Avenida 2 on the north side of Parque...
Arts / Performance Venues Downtown

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